Transportation for America Meets with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
After releasing their latest report, Dangerous by Design, last week, Transportation for America (of which RenewLV is a coalition partner) has been gearing up to meet with the US Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood. Representatives from T4A had their meeting yesterday. The following is a report back, posted on the coaltion’s blog:
During the meeting yesterday, we delivered a petition with thousands of signatures urging him to make pedestrian safety and complete streets a USDOT priority.He responded with resounding support, telling T4 America, “the right of way doesn’t just belong to cars — it belongs to pedestrians and bicyclists as well.”
He added, “the DOT Safety Council is going to look at this report and work with advocacy groups to ensure our streets are as safe as possible.”
He stressed that safety is the top consideration for everything they do at USDOT and urged T4 America to take the report directly to Congress as they continue discussions on the full six-year transportation bill.
What are your thoughts on this report? What is the best way to have Congressional leaders take notice of this report? Post your comments below.